...but volume is really, really high, especially since two days ago's post got really, really popular.
As always, I'm honored and flattered you'd drop me a line. It'll be a while before I answer them all. Also, I'm still working on the CRM piece and will reply to everyone who kindly wrote in with recommendations in due time - I underestimated the research/testing time on that.
As always, put "URGENT:" in the subject line of a message if it's time sensitive and you'll get a faster reply. Thanks to everyone who reached out, it's really an honor to correspond with so many smart and cool and enterprising people.
I knelt before the statue of the white wizard, the relic Magical Zero Stone glinting in front of it, radiating pure oblivion. In the cracks and recesses of the stone was a cold and beautiful emptiness, and yet a wholeness, a completeness. An end of all things past, and beginning all things anew.
My sorrow and agony lifted from my shoulders. Inspiration began to melt the hardness of my heart, and I knew what I had to do.
"Okay, Commander Marshall," I reassured myself, "Time to gird up your loins, take your holy shield of email template, and fill your quiver with Google Keyboard Shortcuts. There will be rampant destruction, and then were will be peace."
In my life, I've written a lot of people who do interesting things. You'd be amazed at how often they reply - I've had conversations with top businessmen, economists, investors and financiers, researchers, and all sorts of other interesting and fascinating people.
Wow. I don't know what I was expecting, but I got a ton of awesome feedback from you guys. Some people literally wrote a page or two.
So first of all... thanks a ton. I read every single reply (over one hundred total) and got a ton of good info.
I'll share some of the insights provided.